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Black Francis is the stage name contrived by and for Charles Thompson during his residency in college rock band the Pixies, a period that ran from the group's formation in Boston during 1986 until the dark day in 1993 when Black Francis announced during a BBC radio interview that the group was disbanding. The other members of the Pixies such as Kim Deal were not yet wise to this, finding out a tad bit later when their now former associate faxed them a transcription of relevant parts of the radio show. Thompson's next show business identity was as Frank Black, often in the bandleading context of Frank Black and the Catholics. Publishing bean counters can watch for songwriting credits under both pseudonyms as well as under Charles Thompson; in the latter case he should not be confused with the famed classic jazz keyboardist whose works were recorded by Charlie Parker and many others. Thompson released many albums under his Frank Black moniker, but returned to the Black Francis name for 2007's Bluefinger, which was a concept album about the life and death of Dutch painter/punk rocker Herman Brood and featured some of Black's most ferocious rock in years. Still working under his Black Francis moniker, Black released the sexually charged NonStopErotik in 2010. Abbabubba, a B-sides and demos collection, arrived in 2011 along with The Golem, Francis' score for the 1920 silent film of the same name. ~ Eugene Chadbourne
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Black Francis


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Black Francis

Top Songs by
Black Francis

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Serious Curious
  3.   Test Pilot Blues
  4.   Alabaster
  5.   Gyaneshwar
  6.   The Obedient Servant
  7.   The Maharal
  8.   Wheels
  9.   Svn Fngrs
  10.   Bad News
  11.   Tight Black Rubber
  12.   She Took All the Money
  13.   Makanujo
  14.   Abbabubba
  15.   Lolita
  16.   Virginia Reel
  17.   The Word (Reprise)
  18.   Bluefinger
  19.   Test Pilot Blues
  20.   You Can't Break A Heart And Have It
  21.   O My Tidy Sum
  22.   Dead Man's Curve
  23.   Captain Pasty
  24.   Angels Come to Comfort You
  25.   Tight Black Rubber
  26.   Bluefinger
  27.   Talking
  28.   The Flower Song
  29.   The Conjuring
  30.   Stars
  31.   Meet Me at the Ghetto Gates
  32.   Little Stars Theme
  33.   Get Away Oil
  34.   Custom All the Way
  35.   Six Legged Man
  36.   Nonstoperotik
  37.   The Seus
  38.   Discotheque 36
  39.   Threshold Apprehension
  40.   (Oh How I Wish I Could) Stay
  41.   Band Intro
  42.   Miriam and Florian
  43.   Polly's into Me
  44.   Cinema Star
  45.   When I Go Down on You
  46.   Lake of Sin
  47.   Ghost Coming
  48.   The Cover of the Rolling Stone by Joey Santiago
  49.   Il Cuchaiao
  50.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  51.   Corrina
  52.   She Took All The Money
  53.   The Water
  54.   Can't Break a Heart and Have It
  55.   That Burnt Out Rock and Roll
  56.   Angels Come To Comfort You
  57.   Rabbits
  58.   Miriam and Florian Theme
  59.   All Around the World
  60.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  61.   Discotheque 36
  62.   Captain Pasty
  63.   Wild Son
  64.   Do What You Want (Gyaneshwar)
  65.   You're Gonna Pay
  66.   Astaroth
  67.   Lolita
  68.   Polly's Into Me

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